Springdale Spring Preview: Softball

This is the second installment of a four-part series previewing Springdale’s spring sports. Baseball was previewed Saturday, boys soccer will be previewed Monday and girls soccer will be previewed Tuesday.

TEAM CAPSULE

2015 record: 7-18 Conference Record: 0-14, 8th place State: DNQ

Key Returners:

C Caitlynn Bradley (Sr., .338 BA, 1 HR, 18 RBIs, 7 2Bs, .381 OBP)

CF Breanna Donaldson (Sr., .167 BA, 4 RBIs, 6 R, 3 2Bs, .273 OBP)

P Erika Ramirez (Jr., 7-18, 4.30 ERA, 2.071 WHIP, 41 Ks in 136.2 innings; .288 BA, 12 RBIs, 2 2Bs, 1 3B, .400 OBP)

2B April Harris (Jr., 8 R)

OF Madi Schlesinger (Jr., 12 R)

OF … Continue Reading ››

HAR-BER SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

Tyler Blackston rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Springdale. Blackston returns as leadoff hitter for the Wildcats.
Tyler Blackston rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Springdale. Blackston returns as leadoff hitter for the Wildcats.
BASEBALL Har-Ber faces an overhaul after losing seven players who’ve moved on to the college baseball level this season. Among those are former staff ace Weston Rogers and No. 2 pitcher Kurt Phillips, who went 7-2 on the mound. Rogers, a left-hander, is at Arkansas, where he earned his … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Spring Preview: Baseball

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER --  Springdale's Carson Johnson fields a hit Thursday April 30, 2015 against  Rogers Heritage's at Veteran's Park in Rogers.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER -- Springdale's Carson Johnson fields a hit Thursday April 30, 2015 against Rogers Heritage's at Veteran's Park in Rogers.


This is the first installment of a four-part series previewing Springdale’s spring sports. Softball will be previewed Sunday, boys soccer will be previewed Monday and girls soccer will be previewed Tuesday.

TEAM CAPSULE

2015 record: 13-15 Conference record: 2-12, 7th place State: DNQ

Key Returnees:

OF … Continue Reading ››

SPRINGDALE HAR-BER RECAP

The opponents are set for the Springdale Har-Ber boys and girls, who each will begin state tournament play as a No. 5 seed.

The Har-Ber girls will face Little Rock Central at 4 p.m. Wednesday followed by the Har-Ber boys against West Memphis at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Central girls (25-2, 12-2) started the game ranked No. 2 in the state, but the Lady Tigers will likely fall after losing by 12 points to North Little Rock for the second time this season. Kia Williams scored 23 points on Friday when Central lost 68-56 to North Little Rock.

Har-Ber (16-12, 6-8) beat … Continue Reading ››

Basketball Scoreboard – Feb. 26

These are the scores for high school basketball games played Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. If a score is not listed and you know it, feel free to comment on this post and/or tweet @NWAHutch.

BOYS RESULTS

7A/6A-CENTRAL

Bryant 60, Siloam Springs 38

Catholic 57, Greenwood 49

Conway 63, Alma 54

Van Buren 56, Russellville 36

7A-WEST

Fayetteville 78, Bentonville 76 (OT)

Fort Smith Northside 79, Fort Smith Southside 62

Rogers 43, Springdale 41

Rogers Heritage 59, Springdale Har-Ber 55

7A/6A-EAST

Cabot 61, Searcy 36

Jonesboro 66, Marion 43

North Little Rock 72, Little Rock Central 68

West Memphis 53, Mountain Home 52

6A-SOUTH

Lake Hamilton 52, Benton 49

Little Rock Parkview 61, El Dorado 59

5A-WEST

Little Rock Christian 54, Morrilton … Continue Reading ››

Video: Malik Monk vs. Payton Willis – Part II



Bentonville's Malik Monk and Fayetteville's Payton Willis squared off for the second time this season Friday night.

It was much like their first matchup, as Monk had the better individual performance, but Willis' team came away with the 78-76 overtime victory on Bentonville's senior night at Tiger Arena.

Monk, a Kentucky signee, scored 41 points, but none in overtime. His long three-pointer at the buzzer was well short.

Willis, a Vanderbilt signee, poured in 28 points. He had a chance to win the game in regulation, but his jump shot over Monk at the buzzer bounced off the … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Swim State Preview

Springdale High is entering the Class 7A state swimming and diving meet today and Saturday on the heels of a third-place coed finish at the 7A-West meet, the program’s best finish since 2004.

The Bulldogs boys and girls teams won two invitationals and also earned a dual-meet victory while compiling more than 150 personal bests throughout the year with a 33-person roster comprised of just four seniors. The girls team recorded their fourth straight top-three finish at the conference meet.

“Overall, we finished better than I expected,” Springdale coach Matt Hervey said. “Kids really worked hard.  Kids continue to work and next … Continue Reading ››

State Basketball Report – Feb. 26

Here is a recap of the week that was in Arkansas high school basketball, as well as a few things to keep an eye on this upcoming week.

Playoff Scenarios

The final regular-season games for the 6A and 7A classifications are Friday.

Most of the playoff seeding is set in stone, but there are three No. 1 seeds still up for grabs.

On the boys' side, the 7A-West's No. 1 seed will come down to Friday's Bentonville-Fayetteville showdown.

On the girls' side, the 7A-East will come down to North Little Rock and Little Rock Central and the 6A-South will come down to Little Rock Parkview … Continue Reading ››

7A/6A Scenarios

First here are the standings with scores after Tuesday's games. 2016-02-24 7A-6A BKB standings With the weather not a serious issue (unlike this time last year), only 3 makeup games (all in the South) will be made up today and Friday. The Central, East and West all will finish the regular season as scheduled on Friday. Below are the key scenarios for the final games of the regular season. BOYS CLASS 7A 7A-Central - Seeds are set. Van Buren is 1, Bryant 2 and Conway 3. 7A-East - Cabot is the 1 seed and West Memphis is the 2 seed. North Little Rock and LR Central … Continue Reading ››

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